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CAL FIRE Wildfire Warnings, a New App, and a Chance to Win $10,000

May 7–13 is Wildfire Awareness Week, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is urging homeowners to prepare now for the dry, flammable season ahead. California’s wet winter has brought an abundance of spring grass and brush, which, after it dries, will pose great fire danger. Removing excess vegetation around homes and maintaining 100…

Cal Fire Cracks Down on Drones

When working to stop a wildfire, time is of the essence. Firefighters have minutes to hold back a blaze, and any disruptions can cost property and lives. During the recent Trailhead Fire, firefighting operations were disrupted by a hobby drone flown above the fire to take personal videos and photos. The drone operator was arrested…

Do Your Part During Wildfire Season

As the heart of wildfire season approaches, state fire agencies are asking for the public’s help to prevent wildfires—95 percent of which in California are caused by human activity, according to Cal Fire. As part of the One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire campaign, Cal Fire highlights four major areas of concern that can cause a…

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